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Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1970-11-06

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Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1970-11-06

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY

Source Audience
Transferred by Teddy Goodbear



For this run of shows at the Capitol Theater (Nov. 5-8) the Dead played a
single concert each night from Thursday to Sunday. The Capitol Theater's
Village Voice ad for October 1 lists shows ("featurning NRPS") at 8:00 PM
on November 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th. In the ads for 10/29 and 11/5, ads
for the shows at the 46th St. Rock Palace in Brooklyn are prominent in
these same issues.

BAND Grateful Dead
VENUE Capitol Theater
CITY Port Chester
DATE 11/06/70
SET1 Total [24:19+]; Candyman [1:06]; fixing the monitors [1:37];
Candyman tuning & Candyman [4:16]; Uncle John's Band [1:25]; Uncle
John's Band [2:13]; tuning [1:50]; Attics Of My Life [5:23]; drums
& Phil* [6:30#]

SET2 Total [50:28+]; Don't Ease Me In [#3:09]; [0:09]; Deep Elem [5:51];
[1:27]; Dark Hollow [3:02]; [0:43]; Friend Of The Devil [3:36]; [1:31];
The Rub [2:57]; [0:42]; Black Peter [7:06]; [1:31]; El Paso [4:45**];
Brokedown Palace tuning** [1:11]; Brokedown Palace** [5:52]; Uncle John's
Band** [#5:41]

SET3 Total [:]; NRPS set

SET4 Total [79:30***]; Casey Jones [4:36]; [0:18]; Me & My Uncle [3:32]; King
Bee [6:45]; China Cat Sunflower [2:57] >; jam [3:05] >; I Know You Rider
[4:08]; Easy Wind [8:38]; Truckin [7:31]; Candyman [7:20]; [0:12] Sugar
Magnolia [7:20]; drums [0:31] >; Good Lovin [1:42] >; drums [4:17] >;
Main Ten drums [0:35] >; Main Ten [3:43] >; drums [4:10] >; Good Lovin

SET5 Total [56:44]; Alligator [3:29] >; drums [0:10] >; jam [10:39] >; Not
Fade Away [2:57] >; Goin Down The Road Feelin Bad [4:13] >; Mountain jam
[0:30] >; Not Fade Away [2:40] >; Caution [14:13] >; Lovelight [17:30];

Note - Most timings above are listed as per

COMMENTS SET 1 is the acoustic soundcheck. *Phil toys with the opening
lines to Cumberland Blues among various other songs.

SET 2 is the opening acoustic Dead set. The end of El Paso, Brokedown
Palace tuning, Brokedown Palace, Uncle John's Band & the NRPS set
that followed (aka - SET 3), did not circulate as of (2/98)**.

SET 4 is a electric Dead set. Eyewitness & AUD recorder David Tamarkin
says this set definetly ends with Good Lovin'. ***Does not include Easy
Wind, which is not on Teddy GoodBear's copies.

SET 5 is another electric Dead set. The first 3:10 of the jam after
Alligator is just Jerry & the drummers; this jam involves allusions to
Not Fade Away, Goin Down The Road, The Other One and Caution, but never
settles into any steady riff despite the drummers energetic efforts to
herd it into Not Fade from 7:30 on -- when they finally do slip into it
by the back door at 10:39 the effect is explosive. The dovetail into
Goin Down The Road 3 minutes later is as deft; this song features the
additional verse "Mama told me son don't go down there." There are
Caution hints in the transition from Mountain jam back to Not Fade.

Pigpen's harmonica is prominent early in Caution -- the jamming here is
over the top, more than a match for any show ever -- the segue into
Lovelight takes it from a roar to a whisper to a roar in 3 seconds. It's
hard to believe they didn't play an encore, or two.

There is no SBD master of this show in the vault.
From: Teddy GoodBear
To: Dave Tamarkin
Subject: Re: 11/6/70 & 8/17/70?
Date: Monday, February 14, 2000 12:41 PM

: cassette master > cassette copy > my reel copy
: at 3-3/4 ips > your dat except for the small portion
: during the acoustic set with the quality difference,
: Brokedown and part of El Paso from my cassette master
: > my reel copy at 3-3/4 ips > your dat.

Who was the taper for both? Were you the taper for the small portion
"cassette master"? And do you know what equipment you or he or they used?

: I don't know if i go along with the 8/17/70 assumption.
: I have that also, never realized it was the same. it could
: be capitol, came off one of those tapes and
: the guy didn't do any trading. The mystery continues...

Is there more to what you have listed as 8/17/70? Can you compare the 2?

Teddy :^)

From: From:
Subject: Re: 11/6/70 & 8/17/70?
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2000 7:07 PM

I don't know the name of the guy who taped the bulk of that show, but he was
the infamous usher who's been mentioned for years. He did almost everyone who
played there but after a falling out with my friend, his brother in law, we
never got to dub most of his stash. What was gotten includes several dead, nrps,
janis, tuna, tull, allmans, delaney & bonnie, traffic & j.a. shows. He would
set up off the balcony with a mike spread. I have no idea what he used. that
small acoustic portion was mine on a panasonic portable, if memory serves.

What you have as 8/17/70 is the same as what i have. As i mentioned, it was on
one his tapes with no info. He didn't trade so we don't know where else it
could have been from.

hope this all helps.
----- Original Message -----

From: Dave Tamarkin
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 20:17:11 EST
Subject: 11/6/70

Hi folks, my name is Dave Tamarkin. For many years now I've been trying
to correct the base on the subject of 11/6/70 capitol, port chester. This
was my 1st show. I was already quite familiar with existing released lp's
of the dead. Anyway, I brought a recorder with me not knowing about things
like fresh batteries and how long these guys really play, I only managed
to get a small part of the show. Many years later, I found out that my
friend's brother in law was the often mentioned mystery usher who may have
recorded some shows. He had a deal with the promoter to tape off the balcony
while tending to his job. His was the source for many good tapes from there,
including jethro tull, hot tuna, janis joplin, traffic and more. My copy of this
show has the acoustic brokedown palace, followed by ujb to close the set. Also,
if you listen closely, after good lovin, you hear a mention of a break to change
a string, if memory serves. After the break, alligator follows. One show that
night! i walked in about 8:15 and left about 2. And yes, the nrps set does exist
on tape, at least from that night.

keep up the good work, DT

RECORDING 18 AF 80 A? & 90 AF. **NRPS set & missing acoustic dead songs
surfaced 2/00, originating from David Tamarkin to Teddy GoodBear. The
found "missing" acoustic dead songs are in somewhat degraded sound quality.
CONTRIBUTORS Jim Powell Dwight Holmes Joey Newlander Teddy GoodBear David
CD1 {Total Time using 80 min CDR - 74:47}
DEAD acoustic soundcheck:
Candyman 01:05
fixing the monitors 01:36
candyman tuning and Candyman 04:16
Uncle John's Band 01:25
Uncle John's Band 02:12
tuning 01:50
Attics Of My Life 05:22
drums & Phil 06:29#
DEAD opening SET1 acoustic:
SET1: Don't Ease Me In #03:19
Deep Elem 06:16
Dark Hollow 04:32
Friend Of The Devil 04:14
tuning 01:16
The Rub 03:16
Black Peter 07:42
tuning 01:16
El Paso 05:50
Brokedown Palace tuning 01:10
Brokedown Palace 05:51
Uncle John's Band #05:40

{NRPS Set goes here}

CD2 {Total Time using 80 min CDR - 79:30}
DEAD SET2 1st electric:
Casey Jones 05:25
Me & My Uncle 04:04
I'm A King Bee 08:11
China Cat Sunflower > 06:05
I Know You Rider 05:36
MISSING? or was not played: Easy Wind [8:38]
Truckin 08:43
Candyman 09:54
Sugar Magnolia 05:17
Good Lovin' > 08:45
Main Ten 08:34
Good Lovin' 08:50

CD3 {Total Time - 56:44}
DEAD SET3 2nd electric:
Alligator > 06:37
Not Fade Away > 10:25
Goin Down The Road Feelin Bad > 04:57
Mountain Jam > 00:31
Not Fade Away > 02:19
Caution > 13:47
Turn On Your Lovelight 08:04
Teddy :^)
Home of etrees:

PS - Thanks Dave Tamarkin for getting me started with Dead tape trading in 1975. I still have those very 1st cassettes from the Fillmore East you gave me back then!!! And it was good to see you again after more then 15 years in the year 2000!

Encoded to MP3 by: Teddy "Good Bear" & posted the 1st time to "alt.binaries.gdead.highspeed" 5/00 with the help of Doug Johnson.


Reviewer: chris phillips - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 27, 2015
Subject: good>great
Casey Jones through Good Lovin' is the early show. Don't Ease through UJB is the late show acoustic set. Alligator on down is the late electric set and it is remarkable.
Reviewer: Ken Lee NYC - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 6, 2013
Subject: The Usher speaks
My wife Judy and I taped all the Capitol shows, in their entirety, for the entire time we were there.
I used a Sony TC124S recorder and Sony cardioid mics spaced about 20 feet wide along the balcony.
I had installed shielded cables along the edge of the balcony and that stayed in place for the 11 months that we were there..
Got lots of good music and it does me well that so many folks are out there enjoying the great sounds that occurred those magical nights.
Have fun, keep listening.
Ken Lee
Reviewer: Alpine7784 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 26, 2013
Subject: Great Document
It just dawned on me that the first several acoustic tunes are the soundcheck.

Wow, this entire show is really something. And I, too, enjoy the historic audience recordings. It really gives the shows a special feel. Hats off to the tapers who were able to pull their magic off in this age.
Reviewer: rrschwz28 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 1, 2012
Subject: not a soundboard
Not a soundboard!
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 18, 2011
Subject: Epic, but flawed
The set list is interesting. The playing is fair to awesome. The sound quality is mostly top-notch for '70, but not all of it: there are truly horrible moments for this recording. I give it 4 stars, but not easily.
Reviewer: whitelightning66 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 12, 2010
Subject: The Grateful Dead
This show is as Grateful Dead as it gets. I had several flashbacks listening to this and words fail to compare what it must have been like to be part of this show. All aboard we're going for a ride.
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 26, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live" November 5-8 1970 at the Capitol Theater, Port Chester, New York, U.S.A.
I highly recommend this download for your collection.

A "Must Have" for all collectors of 1970 GRATEFUL DEAD, which is some of the best GRATEFUL DEAD there ever was.

Here is a rare opportunity to listen in on a concert gone with the wind.

I've learned to appreciate and respect audience recordings. The love from these shows still comes through.

Port Chester audiences in 1970 were very respectful of the music and I think the DEAD enjoyed that. You can hear it in the music.

Listen with your heart, and ears and audience tapes can take you back to a time long forgotten.

Count your blessings that we have this show to listen to. 39 years ago I was 15 and a fan of the GRATEFUL DEAD. Funny to call the Vietnam War days the GOOD OLD DAYS...I knew that paradox would rear its ugly head when I was 15 and here it is...but they were the good old days...compared to today, just like today will be the good old days 39 years from now. Makes you wonder if we all aren't mad.

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the love.
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